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The Online Learning Definitions Project

Author(s): iNACOL

Organization(s): iNACOL

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started

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The Online Learning Definitions Project is designed to provide states, districts, online programs, and other organizations with a set of definitions related to online and blended learning in order to develop policy, practice, and an understanding of and within the field. The initiative began with a thorough literature review of existing definitions, followed by a research survey to iNACOL members and experts to ensure the efficacy of the definitions adopted.

These definitions should be implemented and monitored by each state, district, or organization, as they reserve the right to apply the definitions according to the best interest of the population for which they serve.